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Emma Weaver



With a background in construction management, Emma has direct field experience, giving her a distinct advantage as a researcher who is able to analyze complex situations from an on-the-ground perspective.

Emma earned her Master of Science in civil engineering from the University of Maryland College Park, before continuing on to another master’s degree in public administration at the University of Washington. Emma is curious, enjoys a challenge and loves to learn—the perfect combination for a results-driven researcher.


new recipe per week (a personal goal!)


years playing mid-field in soccer


cross stitches learned and counting

  • How did you get into the clean energy field?

    When I was in construction management, I had the opportunity to work on a couple of projects seeking LEED certification. Working on the energy efficiency elements of these projects really sparked my interest.

  • When do you have the most fun at work?

    When I am collaborating with others on a project. I really enjoy the process of brainstorming and thinking through problems together.

  • Where is your favorite spot in the world?

    My favorite spot is the Lazy Loggerhead Café in Jupiter, Florida. It brings back fond memories. It is the perfect combination of good food, great location, and wonderful conversation.

  • What are the ideas that drive you?

    Building a sustainable future that prioritizes people and livable communities.


  • Anderson et al. (2018). “Impact of regulations on cash-in cash-out networks.” Evans School Policy Analysis & Research Group. Seattle, WA.
  • Anderson et al. (2018). “Review of land tenure technologies and indicators.” Evans School Policy Analysis & Research Group. Seattle, WA.
  • Cui et al. (2018). “Review of handback experience with public-private partnership.” Transportation Research Record. 2672 (4) 65-76.
  • Cullen et al. (2019). “Climate change impacts on smallholder farmers.” Evans School Policy Analysis & Research Group. Seattle, WA.
  • Weaver, E., D’Alessio, A., Cui, Q. (2018). “Non-compete provisions in public-private partnerships: A review of current practice.” Construction Research Congress 2018: Construction Project Management. New Orleans, LA.